2017-18 Open Educational Resources Grants recipients announced

This is an important project, led by my team in the Taylor Institute (go, Ykje and Samara!). We’re all looking forward to seeing what the grant recipients come up with this year.

OER grants fall under two streams: “adopt and adapt” and “create.” The former category consists of projects in which grant-holders redevelop existing materials for their OERs, whereas the latter involves the inception of an OER from the foundation up.

The OER Pilot has invited instructors to submit project proposals. In the adopt and adapt model, accepted projects are funded to allow for two undergraduate student researchers to apply two to three online resources with course- and lesson-based outcomes. At the same time, instructors employ graduate students to peer review resources for their project courses. Finally, faculty selects and decides on the most appropriate resource.

2017-18 OER Grant Recipients

  • Sharaz Khan, Haskayne School of Business
    “Business technology management (BMTA 601)
  • Nicole Sandblom, Faculty of Science
    “General chemistry for engineers” (CHEM 209)
  • Joanna Rankin, Cumming School of Medicine
    “Introduction to disability and social theory” (CORE 209)
  • Elena Rangelova, Schulich School of Engineering
    “Fundamentals of surveying” (ENGO 343)
  • Mayi Arcellana-Panlilio, Cumming School of Medicine
    “Honours cell & molecular biology” (MDSC 351)
  • Maria Stoletova, Haskayne School of Business
    “Business process improvement and creative problem solving” (MGST 741)
  • Jason Donev, Faculty of Science
    “Introduction to energy” (PHYS 371)
  • Kathleen Hughes, Faculty of Arts
    “Cognitive development” (PSYCH 451)
  • Elizabeth Montes Garcés, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures
    “Beginners’ Spanish II” (SPAN 203)
  • Catherine Wagg, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
    “An introduction to veterinary clinical pathology” (VETM 442)

Source: 2017-18 Open Educational Resources Grants recipients announced | UToday | University of Calgary


We’re hiring – Learning Technologies Project Assistant

I’m hoping to add a grad or senior undergrad student to the Learning Technologies Group. This position will work closely with other members of the team, and will get to work directly with instructors who are teaching face-to-face, blended, or online courses as they integrate various learning technologies. Like consulting and collaborating with instructors who are doing cool things in their courses? Like working with people from all 13 faculties and with people in key departments across campus (including, of course, the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, Information Technologies, and Libraries and Cultural Resources)?

Check out the TI’s Job Opportunities page (or the full job description) and apply before Oct. 6, 2017. It’s a really fun team, working with really amazing people from across the university.